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Date:   Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:38:49 +0000
From:   Aisheng Dong <aisheng.dong@....com>
To:     Peng Fan <peng.fan@....com>,
        "shawnguo@...nel.org" <shawnguo@...nel.org>,
        "s.hauer@...gutronix.de" <s.hauer@...gutronix.de>,
        "kernel@...gutronix.de" <kernel@...gutronix.de>,
        "festevam@...il.com" <festevam@...il.com>,
        dl-linux-imx <linux-imx@....com>,
        Anson Huang <anson.huang@....com>,
        "arnd@...db.de" <arnd@...db.de>,
        "linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
CC:     "van.freenix@...il.com" <van.freenix@...il.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH 1/2] ARM: imx: drop uneccessary
 of_platform_default_populate

[...]

> > Originally devices are registered in arch_initcall. Now it will be a
> > bit later in arch_initcall_sync and this may cause a bit risk if the
> > code under the default_populate want to access the device service provided
> by early probe.
> >
> > Probably it's more safe to leave as it is unless you can double
> > confirm there're no such code depends on accessing early probed
> > devices as follows before we can make the change.
> 
> This has been boot tested on 6Q-SDB/6UL-EVK/6SL-EVK board.
> For i.MX, I only see pinctrl driver use arch_initcall from the link,
> https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/ident/arch_initcall
> 
> From my boot test, the pinctrl driver probe will be delayed a bit, but I do not
> see issues.
> 

>From what I saw, imx6q_1588_init() and imx6q_axi_init() will use syscon which is
registered with postcore_initcall. Without having syscon devices populated,
I wonder those calls may fall.
Can you double check it?

Regards
Dong Aisheng

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